There are a few zany Bridget cringe moments, but Fielding goes for some very predictable gags. Daniel as a disastrous babysitter, Botox gone awry, etc. If you are a fan, you'll simpy have to find out what she's up to at The departure of Darcy is handled, almost, with the required care, but you will miss clumsy, awkward but loveable Bridget. Oh dear. What was charming in scatty, eccentric singleton Bridget Jones has become deeply irritating in a widowed mother of young children.
I thoroughly enjoyed the original BJ books, but with this one, I repeatedly had the desire to slap the character and tell her to grow up. Samantha Bond did the best with the story that she could, but I am afraid that this is not one I can recommend. I really loved the previous two Bridget Jones books and was really excited to hear that Helen Fielding was writing a follow-up. However, I really wish that I had not bothered to download this audiobook and I really struggled to listen. The main problem is that it doesn't feel as if Bridget has grown up- it was quite painful to hear the now fifty something Bridget still behaving like a thirty something.
Her best friends Tom and Jude seem equally stuck in their thirties. Helen Fielding's style of writing, which once made me laugh so much seems rather outdated and no longer funny. The best part of this audiobook is Samantha Bond's narration. She voices the characters perfectly and just about makes this a bearable listen.
This story just doesn't add up. Bridget is now supposed to be a lonely widow in her fifties but only has to lose a bit of weight an don a pair of thigh boots, and she has men panting after her.
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Gone are the big knickers to be replaced by g strings and low rise jeans. She has the mental age of a challenged 16 year old and seems to need advice on how to get dressed in the morning. Despite the fact she has been married to a leading human rights lawyer she has no opinions about anything other than what is going on in her own small world.
The sex scenes are ghastly and the references to nits and bodily functions are repetitive and frankly tedious. Despite this, there are a couple of amusing scenes that served as a faint reminder of the earlier books. I carried on listening to the end and when it was all over I heaved a huge sigh of relief. Like other reviewers I wish that Helen Fielding could tear this up and leave us with the memories of how good Bridget Jones used to be. I gave this three stars based on the strength of Samantha Bond's narration. I just wish that Mabel didn't so so much like Violet Elizabeth Bott.
Would you try another book written by Helen Fielding or narrated by Samantha Bond? I think Bridget Jones has now run her course, I don't think I want to hear about her decline into old age and decrepitude , although Samantha Bond is a fabulous actress , as I know what she looks like and she's not Renee Zellweger it was difficult getting used to her as Bridget. What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting? The most interesting aspect was that Bridget has not gained any common sense or maturity having become a mother.
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How does this one compare? I haven't but would enjoy listening to her again. If this book were a film would you go see it? Probably not at the cinema.
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I personally have problems with in-depth discussions and descriptions of vomit, this book does seem to revel in them and I found myself practically throwing up listening and had to quickly turn down the volume until those protracted segments were finished, if like me you have a weak stomach it might not be for you. Loved the story, greatly entertaining, fabulous characters. Which character — as performed by Samantha Bond — was your favourite?
Toy boy, Bridget, Thaleta not sure spelling and Billy. Happy to have listened during various days. The story is great. I really hope to see it as a movie as well! I absolutely loved most of this, some parts were emotional and most were very funny. My only negative point is that it is very predictable, it's very similar to the previous book but with added children and slightly different love interests.
If you enjoyed the other Bridget Jones books then you will probably like this one too if you can appreciate the typical Bridget mishap humour and ignore the fact you know how everything is going to pan out in the end. I thought the performance was good and I am sure I will listen to this again when I want to listen to something that will make me laugh.
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I hated this book. There was no story! Just totally predictable Bridget's search for another man, Mark having died. What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment? Regret for spending my money on this rubbish! If you're thinking of buying the new book about Bridget Jones don't bother get out your old ones!
They were of there time - funny and new. Not so this resurrection of Bridget - I wonder what prompted this book?
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Ill thought out and just plain rubbish - save your money! No, I've just listened to it. It was very good. It's a follow on from Bridget Jones books. I like her voice. Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you? It was a lovely bit of fun. Like catching up with an old friend. By: Helen Fielding. Narrated by: Samantha Bond. Series: Bridget Jones , Book 3.
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Narrated by Samantha Bond, this audiobook explores single parenthood, tweeting, texting, sex and relationships the second time around with all the warmth, humour and occasional hilarious awkwardness listeners have come to expect from the modern Everywoman who is Bridget Jones. Publisher's Summary When Helen Fielding first wrote Bridget Jones' Diary, charting the life of a something singleton in London in the s, she introduced audiences to one of the most beloved characters in modern literature. What members say Average Customer Ratings Overall. Amazon Reviews.
Sort by:. Most Helpful Most Recent. Shanteh Touching and magical I laughed and cried out loud, wonderful performance by Sam Bond and a realistic account of life's up's and downs. Zakgirl Just For Laughs I didn't have to try too hard to understand it - it simply fell out and I munched it all up, with a few dribbles of chocolate on my nice white coat : Any additional comments? Wright Slightly Ho-hum I was quite excited to listen to this story having loved the two Bridget Jones movies, but not having read the books.
Craig Ann D Mo Audiobooks listened to:1, Disappointments:1 Is there anything you would change about this book? Hilary T. Saffy A huge disappointment I really loved the previous two Bridget Jones books and was really excited to hear that Helen Fielding was writing a follow-up. Kaggy Sandor RS Fine in fine wrapper. A huge popular success - this copy signed by the author. More information about this seller Contact this seller 8. Condition: NEW. First edition. First printing signed by author to title page. More information about this seller Contact this seller 9.
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